dining club for designers, entrepreneurs and friends

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Thu. Nov 13 Sun. Nov 23 Thu. Dec 11
We look forward to seeing you back on Thursday, November 13!

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Join us at an East Village Cafe at 6pm and chat with creative folks from the tech industry. Friends welcome!
Lightricks Itai TsiddonItai Tsiddon co-founder Lightricks Ltd. Lightricks first product, Facetune, has been the #1 ranked paid iOS and Google Play app in over 100 countries, and the company has served as Facebook’s case study for mobile user acquisition. Itai studied at NYU, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During Itai’s clerkship in the Supreme Court of Israel, he co-founded Lightricks Ltd. with 4 computer science PhD students. Itai has worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He lives in New York City.
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Emil - Rails programmer working on a fintech/crowdfunding project.
Philippe - PM interested in data viz, the social impact of tech & the developing world.
Less noise – more conversation. We’re keeping our exclusive format, curated for you by you, but this time you get to bring your friends!
Ringly Christina Mercando of RinglyChristina Mercando is the Founder and CEO of Ringly, integrating wearable technology with beautifully designed jewelry and accessories. Prior to founding Ringly, Christina was the VP of Product at Hunch, that was acquired by eBay in 2011. There she played a major role in improving the shopping experience across eBay.com. Christina’s passion for art & technology started early. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Fine Art and Human Computer Interaction. She has a strong interest in user-centered design and its power to enrich both on- and offline experiences.
SINY Shaun Johnson of the Startup InstituteShaun Johnson is the Co-Founder of Startup Institute, an edtech company equipping individuals with the skills, access and mindset needed to make an immediate and positive impact on the startup venture they join. Shaun is a technologist, early adopter, and helper of people. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. In his “spare” time, he brews beer, makes yogurt, and likes playing Two Truths and a Lie.
Vishal Goklani of MetricleVishal Goklani is Co-Founder and CEO of Metricle, a real-time data-analytics and strategy firm focused on building data-driven products. He previously worked as a Senior Research Engineer at 81qd, applying state-of-the-art machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) algorithms to social media and Twitter. He also has extensive experience in both quantitative finance and algorithmic trading. Vishal holds an M.S. in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS).
One Month Logo Chris CastiglioneChris Castiglione is the co-founder of the Y Combinator backed One Month. He’s a life-long learner who doesn’t believe that learning stops when class stops. In the past, he’s developed websites for The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, American Express and various NYC-based startups. In 2013 he taught at Columbia University and is currently an adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. His latest class is One Month HTML, teaching you to code HTML & CSS, 30 minutes a day for 30 days. One Month Growth Hacking is soon to be released.
Sexual Health Innovations Jessica LaddJess Ladd is the Founder and Executive Director of Sexual Health Innovations, a non-profit dedicated to creating technology that advances sexual health and wellbeing. Jess has worked for the White House Domestic Policy Council, The AIDS Institute, and a number of other non-profits. Jess was pursuing her PhD at Johns Hopkins before taking a leave to dedicate herself full-time to Sexual Health Innovations. She has been honored as a Fearless Changemaker by the Case Foundation, an Emerging Innovator by Ashoka, and the Civic Hacker of the Year by Baltimore Innovation Week.
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Oliver - IT program manager at a hedge fund and startup enthusiast. Prior experience with a few (unsuccessful) startups. Previously hands-on developer, interes...
Kate - Founder, Teacher Developing suite of games and army of amazing teachers.
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Gene - Running a coffee start-up. Bringing third-wave quality to the single serve market.
Shang - Customer and Market Insights Analyst at Victoria's Secret. Learning MySQL, R, front-end dev
Rain or Shine, join us for a Pre-Picnic brunch in Chealsea. Afterward we’ll head to NYC Tech Picnic as a group.
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James - Ruby on Rails developer. Former options trader. Risk taker. Looking for new project (as founder not employee)
Tsiddon - Co-Founder @ Lightricks Ltd., publishers of Facetune, the #1 ranked paid iOS app in over 100 countries and Apple Best of 2013. More to come.
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Chris - Monetization/product lead at Condé Nast specializing in the evolution of digital advertising; platform lead at LiftDNA during acquisition; fluent in:...
Roger - founder, designer, developer, artist, bodybuilder, actor, stair climber, marathon runner, competitive eater, director, producer, entrepreneur, connect...
Less noise – more conversation. We’re keeping our exclusive format, curated for you by you, but this time you get to bring your friends!
Arthur Tu Arthur TuArthur Tu was the co-founder and CTO of LearnBop. His vision for LearnBop was to implement interactive math learning as a seamless and integral part of a teacher’s classroom in the form of real-time, dynamic interventions. Prior to founding LearnBop, Arthur was a research associate at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. Outside of his work in education and in technology, Arthur is also a music and street dance enthusiast.
VIVE Alanna GregoryAlanna Gregory is the co-founder and CEO of VIVE, for on-the-go booking of beauty services. Alanna began her career on Wall Street as a publishing research analyst and has been quoted by publications such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News. Alanna studied Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, graduating with honors. She has also fought, and won, the battle on out-of-control curly hair.
Wellthie Seth BergerSeth Berger – CTO of Wellthie. Seth is building new, easier ways for consumers to navigate important healthcare decisions. Previously Seth co-founded Estco Medical to build web applications in healthcare which he sold in 2006. Later he worked at two premier digital agencies where he managed complex digital projects for Fortune 500 clients, including many consumer-oriented companies. Seth attended Harvard University.
Concert Window Dan GurneyDan Gurney – CEO Concert Window. Dan Gurney has developed Concert Window into a platform to allow any musician to monetize their live shows online. He is a graduate of Harvard College and a six-time United States National Accordion Champion. In his spare time he is a member of NYC-based band The Yanks, whose debut album was the #1 Top Seller on Bandcamp.
Jonathan DailyJonathan Daily – CTO Concert Window as well as an experienced entrepreneur. He founded his first startup, WeTxt – a group text messaging app – in 2007, and has been co-founding and leading startup tech teams ever since. He has also been an active member of the Brooklyn music scene for years. He currently sings and plays guitar for Brooklyn post-punkers The Black Black
Booze Carriage Rob MatzkinRob Matzkin is the Founder & CEO of Booze Carriage, the fast & free-delivery app for beer, wine, & spirits. Previously Rob has had success with three other start-ups, including Vail Ski Concierge, a full-service destination travel agency. When he is not hitting the slopes or white-water rafting, Rob can be found in Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park practicing acrobatic yoga with fellow brave & willing participants.
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Ryan - Musician/Startup veteran/Columbia MBA passionate about the future of music at the intersection of consumer marketing and technology.
Justin - I'm a musician & music tech product designer currently practicing my craft at the Startup Institute. I studied interaction design & computing ...
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Amiko - startup institute member, marketer, strategist, analyst, crossfitter.
Navriti - Startup Institute, UX/UI Superhero, foodie, event planner and writer of health & wellness blog
Catch up with entrepreneurs, designers and techies from our community.
Olo Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray – CTO at Olo. Originally from South Africa, he was one of the founding members of Olo in 2005, bringing lessons from South African mobile commerce to lay the technology foundation for mobile restaurant ordering in the U.S. Andrew enjoys spending time with his 5-month-old daughter, sampling the good food and wine in NYC, and being a bit of an aviation nut. He also apparently does a great American accent – but he’s been holding out on us for a long time.
Jackie BergJackie Berg – Marketing Director at Olo, a digital ordering provider to large restaurant brands. She has worked with a number of brands in digital marketing, copywriting, and market research and believes that there is too much noise in the world to keep boring people with irrelevant marketing. Jackie loves the fusion of hip hop, soul, and jazz and is probably streaming Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 radio right now.
Plated Matt PestrittoMatt Pestritto – CTO at Plated. A technical generalist, Matt excels at engineering solutions to solve business problems, building a team and executing. Matt spent 6 years in management consulting specifically working with CRM systems and data management. In 2008, he joined his first New York City startup and has experience working with funded as well as bootstrapped companies.

Previous Events:

Less noise – more conversation. We’re keeping drinks in our exclusive format, curated for you by you, but this time you get to bring your friends!
Bounce Exchange Ryan UrbanRyan Urban – CEO Bounce Exchange. Bounce Exchange detects the millisecond that people are about to abandon your site and acts to capture those leads. Previously Ryan led customer acquisition at Bonobos. Ryan no tolerance for digital marketing laziness. Hacking the status quo since 1998.
Next Big Sound Alex WhiteAlex White – CEO Next Big Sound. The analytics service measures daily music consumption and shows how this affects purchase decisions around the globe. Next Big Sound is now bringing its analytics to book publishing. Mr. White and his co-founders have been featured in Billboard (10 best music companies) New York Times, CNN, Forbes (30 under 30), Techcrunch, BusinessWeek (25 under 25) and more.
Rain or Shine, join us for a Pre-Picnic brunch in Chelsea.

Featuring: The Flatiron School Spring 2014 web and iOS application development graduating class.

Flatiron SchoolFlatiron School Spring 2014 graduating class. The Flatiron School trains highly motivated individuals in web application development. Our learning environment includes pair programming, project based discovery, and a relentless focus on teamwork. At the completion of the 12 week program, students will have spent at least 500 hours in a hands-on, intensive learning environment, coding solutions to real problems and working on real projects.
Nadia Yudina Nadia Yudina – iOS developer, python enthusiast, biologist and animal doctor. She graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with her a primary focus on exotic pets like reptiles, birds and small mammals. Looking for iOS devs, python lovers.
Eugene Millerman Eugene Millerman Web developer with Rails and Javascript, CMU grad in Logic and computation, interested in data visualization and machine learning. Brooklyn raised, sometimes found napping in Prospect Park. Looking for small-medium sized companies who need a full stack web developer. Open to contract/freelance work as well.
Anne Lindsley Anne Lindsley Objective-C/iOS Mobile Developer, passionate about User Experience and Design, former Chief Yogini for instructional online yoga videos. Flatiron School iOS grad. Looking for developers, yogis, tech-enthusiasts, life-enthusiasts, anyone who can make a really great, bad-programming pun.
Eugene Watson Eugene Watson iOS Engineer / Web Designer. From Houston, TX lived in NYC for a little over a year, I love the outdoors, aviation and photography! Looking for Designers, fellow iOS engineers, musicians.
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Menka - Hedge Fund Professional & Columbia Business School MBA, and currently consulting for Bloomberg and working on a fashion related start-up idea.
Alexandra - Head up the Analytics team at a venture-backed start-up where I create algorithms and fun times. Passionate about using technology to get people to st...

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David - Founder and CEO of Incrowd, a mobile advertising platform. First employee at mobile music company Thumbplay which sold to ClearChannel in 2011. Attend...
Jeff - Product owner @Grockit (part of Kaplan Test Prep). Previously mobile PM @Groundlink . 10x hackathon winner (Poorsquare, Poachbase...). My products: V...
Startup Dinner. Choose who you’d like to meet from our community of entrepreneurs, designers and techies.

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Shang - Customer and Market Insights Analyst at Victoria's Secret. Learning MySQL, R, front-end dev
Anna - data scientist @ Annalect
Style analytics, closet exchange, marketing innovation, come chat about the latest advances in fashion and meet our featured guests!

Stylitics Rohan DeuskarRohan Deuskar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stylitics, the leading digital closet platform for web and mobile. For brands and retailers, Stylitics offers a better way to understand and engage their customers from the closet to the store. At Stylitics, Rohan is responsible for leading product strategy and business operations. He was selected as a 2014 NYC Fashion Fellow and speaks at events like NY Fashion Week and DataBeat on the intersection of fashion, tech, and data. Rohan has an MBA from the Wharton School. He spends his free time playing guitar, rooting for the Chicago Bears, and reading – especially biographies and science fiction.
Material Wrld Jie Zheng and Rie YanoJie Zheng and Rie Yano founded Material Wrld with a grand vision to create a simple solution for designer fashion loving women to refresh their closet without the hassle. An alternative to consigning, thrifting, and online listings, women mail in designer fashions they no longer wear to earn upfront gift cards and enjoy shopping new fashion at their favorite stores. Jie and Rie met at Harvard Business School where they bonded over a mutual love of fashion, dance, and businesses that do good. They have lived around the globe and worked in eCommerce for fashion brands in New York such as J.Crew, Coach, and Ralph Lauren.
StyleCaster Noah GoldenbergNoah Goldenberg is the Senior Director of Analytics & Business Intelligence at StyleCaster Media Group – the high-growth media and ad-tech company that layers patented technology over premium editorial content to make fashion and beauty actionable for brands and consumers. Prior to StyleCaster, Noah managed Analytics and Business Insights at TheLadders.com, and consulted Fortune 500 retailers and banks with Applied Predictive Technologies. He holds a business degree from the University of Virginia and a computer science degree from George Mason University. He is an avid runner and also enjoys softball, snowboarding, watching baseball (go Yankees!) and football (go Redskins!).
Ani MamourianAni Mamourian is a Technical Account Manager at StyleCaster Media Group where she partners with leading beauty brands to develop custom solutions utilizing StyleCaster’s patented Makeover Solutions technology, which allows users to try on beauty products online. Prior to StyleCaster, Ani was a senior editor of digital content at Oxford University Press.
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Kate - Senior Designer at Marie Claire (previously at Vanity Fair). Art directs the entire iPad version. Dabbles in a little bit of everything, but design is...
Grace - Ex-finance professional interested in the fashion/consumer/beauty startup sector
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Laura - Beauty Marketing
Gage - Co-founder looking to further network in startup community > imparali.com / connectlax.com / shirtcycle.com (launching) - love travel and sports - ...
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kat~ - international relations bkgd with startup exp. obsessed with use of design & innovation to solve social & global issues. playing around with a...
Danielle - journalist, writer, editor, sometimes yoga instructor, startup enthusiast, wannabe coder, let's talk ideas!